Walt Disney World Changes Holiday Castle Lighting Event with New Frozen Show for 2014

A Frozen Holiday Wish at Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has announced they are introducing a new holiday show called “A Frozen Holiday Wish” that will replace “Cinderella’s Holiday Wish” for the 2014 holiday season at Magic Kingdom.

“A Frozen Holiday Wish” features Anna and Elsa in an all-new show on the Castle Forecourt Stage, with special appearances by mountain man Kristoff and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. Not much about the plot of the short show has been revealed, except that it will culminate in Queen Elsa using her powers to transform Cinderella Castle into an ice palace for the holidays. In the previous show, that was the job of the Fairy Godmother.

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Walt Disney World Says Let the Memories Begin with New Show at Magic Kingdom

Every year, Walt Disney World picks a theme for their parks to promote for the coming year. Recent years have focused on things like volunteering and group celebrations.

This year’s theme is “Let the Memories Begin” and it’s based on the idea of the good memories guests make by visiting the Disney parks.

To kick off this celebration, a new show has debuted at the Magic Kingdom, called “The Magic, The Memories, and You!”

During the day, Disney PhotoPass photographers will roam the park taking pictures of guests enjoying a day at the Magic Kingdom. The park will then choose 500 of these photos and piece them together into a multi-media show that takes place at the castle.

Or should I say, ON the castle to be more precise.

In creating this show, the castle was digitally mapped and the idea is that those 500 guest photos are incorporated into a slide-show of sorts that is actually projected onto the side of the castle, mixed with music and special effects. The show is said to take about ten minutes.

Sixteen projectors, set up at four rooftop locations, wrap images all the way around Cinderella castle.

You do have the option to opt out (in case you’re in the witness protection program or something), but imagine how cool it will be to possibly see you and your family or friends projected on the castle itself.

[Photos courtesy Walt Disney World/Todd Anderson, photographer]

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